Painting outdoors at the beach as part of my" Kootenay Life" painting project. Very happy to have had a sun shade as it was over +30. It was difficult a difficult exercise, still figuring out what to bring and what to paint. Will definitely try this again and took some great photos that day that will probably end up being part of the final paintings for exhibition.
This is a little painting I did of some friends who stopped by this past summer. I loved the drama of the falls and how the kids were shining in the sun. This is hard to get in a very deep canyon which is dark most of the time. We must have got there at the right time of day in the right month.
The kids asked me that day if I would ever paint them, so thanks to them for putting up with me taking so many photos. Beautiful summer memories documented in another painting.
Last year I was really excited to be able to see a lovely painting by the amazing Joaquin Sirolla at the Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane Washington.
Joaquin Sorolla (27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Spanish painter, born in Valencia, who painted beautiful portaits, landcapes and monumental works of social and historical themes.
I was amazed to see his loose brushstrokes and use of wet on wet paint. There was an underpainting wash with loose strokes of intense color on top. I aspire to be able to lay my strokes of paint on to my canvas with such purpose.
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